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BCFNZ provides education and awareness about the importance of early detection with a goal to reduce the number of women dying of breast cancer.

The Foundation has produced a range of targeted materials approved by its Medical Advisory Committee. These materials are available free of charge, however the Foundation welcomes donations to help offset the cost of producing these materials.

  • Leaflets

    Ask A Nurse: 0800 BC Nurse

    Our specialist breast care nurse is here to answer your questions about breast cancer or breast health.

  • Leaflets

    Breast Cancer: Can We Help You?

    If you're living with breast cancer Breast Cancer Foundation NZ is here to help. We fund a range of support services aimed at improving the quality of life for people with breast cancer.

  • Leaflets

    Free Counselling For Anyone With Breast Cancer

    Breast Cancer Foundation NZ (BCFNZ) has partnered with Stratos, a national counselling service, to improve support for people coping with emotional challenges which often accompany breast cancer.

  • Leaflets

    Looking After Your Breasts

    Women stand strong and move forward for your family. Mammograms save lives through early detection of breast cancer.

  • Leaflets

    Real Signs of Breast Cancer

    Most of us know it's important to get a new breast lump checked. This leaflet shows you some other signs you need to look out for. Changes in breast skin, shape or size, nipples or unusual breast pain can all be signs of breast cancer too.

  • Leaflets

    I've found a breast lump What Happens Next

    It is important to remember that most breast changes are not breast cancer, however any new or unusual changes need to be checked promptly by a doctor.

  • Leaflets

    What Do My Biopsy Results Mean?

    The pathologist prepares a report of the findings, including the diagnosis, and sends it to your surgeon or oncologist.

  • Leaflets

    What Happens After Surgery?

    Breast cancer is a complex disease and it’s important to understand that your treatment plan is specific to your type of breast cancer.

  • Leaflets

    What Are My Surgical Options?

    Every woman is different and requires her own treatment plan, as no two breast cancers are the same.

  • Leaflets

    Lymphodema After Breast Cancer

    It’s important to know the signs of lymphoedema and show any unusual swelling to your doctor even if you were treated years ago.

  • Leaflets

    Reduce Your Risk

    Know how your breasts normally look and feel from age 20 so you’re more likely to notice changes. Breast cancer’s highly treatable if it’s diagnosed early.

  • Leaflets

    Reduce Your Risk (Samoan)

    Know how your breasts normally look and feel from age 20 so you’re more likely to notice changes. Breast cancer’s highly treatable if it’s diagnosed early.

  • Leaflets

    Reduce Your Risk (Cook Island Maori)

    Know how your breasts normally look and feel from age 20 so you’re more likely to notice changes. Breast cancer’s highly treatable if it’s diagnosed early.

  • Leaflets

    Reduce Your Risk (Chinese)

    Know how your breasts normally look and feel from age 20 so you’re more likely to notice changes. Breast cancer’s highly treatable if it’s diagnosed early.

  • Leaflets

    Reduce Your Risk (Korean)

    Know how your breasts normally look and feel from age 20 so you’re more likely to notice changes. Breast cancer’s highly treatable if it’s diagnosed early.

  • Leaflets

    Reduce Your Risk (Maori)

    Know how your breasts normally look and feel from age 20 so you’re more likely to notice changes. Breast cancer’s highly treatable if it’s diagnosed early.

  • Leaflets

    Reduce Your Risk (Tongan)

    Know how your breasts normally look and feel from age 20 so you’re more likely to notice changes. Breast cancer’s highly treatable if it’s diagnosed early.

  • Posters

    Breast Cancer: Not Always A Lump Poster - A3 Colour

  • Posters

    Awareness Posters - A4 colour

  • Posters

    Check Your Breasts Poster - A4 Colour

  • Books

    Breast Awareness: What you need to know (A5)

    An easy to read informative booklet covering everything from breast cancer symptoms and risk factors, to how you can help if someone you know is diagnosed with breast cancer. This guide is for anyone who wants to learn the facts about breast cancer and breast health – it could save your life!

  • Books

    Having Surgery + CD

    by Bev Silver-Clark, Rita Marsh and Stephanie Stanfield

    The Having Surgery? book leads you through the process of preparing for surgery and recovery, giving you the skills, knowledge and questions to ask.

    This book is available at no charge by ordering it here.

  • Books

    Breast Support

    NZ Author: Gwendoline Smith, M.Soc.Sc (hons), Dip.Clin.Psych.

    Gwendoline Smith is a clinical psychologist who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 and has been undergoing treatment and reconstructive surgery ever since. Supported by friends and family, including her mother who also suffered from the disease, she decided to document her experiences as she couldn’t find the book she really needed.

    This book is available at no charge by ordering it here.

  • Books

    Life, Happiness and Cancer

    NZ Author: Phil Kerslake (MNZM).

    First published in 2006, this book remains NZ's most popular self-help book for those coping with the emotional challenges cancer brings. Now published worldwide the book is an invaluable resource for those wanting to demystify cancer, take control of the treatment process and their lives in general.

    This book is available at no charge by ordering it here.


  • Books

    Medikidz Explain Breast Cancer

    by Doctors For Kids

    Bill's mum is going back to work, but Bill is worried about her breast cancer coming back . The Medikidz come to the rescue to help Bill better understand his Mum's condition by taking him on an adventure through Mediland.

    This book is available at no charge by ordering it here.

  • Books

    Beating our Breasts

    Compiled by Margaret Clark.

    Beating Our Breasts is a warmly supportive, practical and always honest book about breast cancer - the combined experiences and coping strategies of 20 New Zealand women.

    This book is available at no charge by ordering it here.

  • DVD's

    Breast Cancer: Reduce Your Risk DVD

    Breast Cancer: Reduce your risk is a breast awareness DVD aged 20+. Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in for NZ women but if detected and treated early, it is survivable.

  • DVD's

    Love Faith & Hope: Women of the Pacific DVD (12m)

    Love, Faith and Hope is an amazing DVD produced by the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ which shares the stories of Pacific women and their journey through breast cancer.

  • DVD's

    Wahine ki te Wahine DVD

    This DVD shares the stories of three Maori women. Produced with the support of Tainui Mapo and Maori health promoters in the Manukau Counties area, this DVD offers hope and encouragement to Maori women worried about breast screening and cancer.

  • DVD's

    Love Faith & Hope: Women of the Pacific DVD (21m)

    Pacific Island women share their experiences of breast cancer in this DVD directed by the award-winning Sima Urale. The DVD focuses on breast health and breast screening.

  • Other

    Know Your B.R.A.S (credit card size)

    Know your BRAS to reduce the risk of breast cancer.

  • Other

    Mybc Brochure

    Mybc is an online community for all New Zealanders affected by breast cancer including supporters.

  • Other

    Men Get Breast Cancer Too

    25 men are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in New Zealand.

  • Other

    TLC - Check Your Breasts Lately?

    A postcard promoting the TLC initiative of touch, look and check when it comes to your breasts.

  • Other

    Breast Awareness Bookmark

    This bookmark promotes breast awareness and displays useful information about breast cancer and what you can do.

  • Other

    Family History of Breast Cancer

    A brochure about family history of breast cancer and the risk categories.

  • Books

    Chemo & Back Again

    NZ Author: Andrea Fairbairn, breast cancer survivor.

    First diagnosed at age 39, then again fours years later, Andrea’s e-book describes her personal journey through treatment for breast cancer which included extensive chemotherapy, through to post-chemotherapy life in June 2013.

    This book is available at no charge by ordering it here.

    Read an online version here.

  • Books

    She's Got Breast Cancer

    A Book for Men

    By Peter Calder.

    A book for and about men whose partners have had breast cancer.

    This book is available at no charge by ordering it here.